Thursday, March 26, 2009

UConn... UCall

SWRLU is proud to unveil the new spokesman for Alltel Wireless:













Thank you to Benjamin for the idea.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mile-hijinks

I had the good fortune of traveling with the basketball team a couple times during my tenure with the Sour Sitrus Society. There's nothing better than flying to Florida on a private jet on university money. Unfortunately every time I traveled we lost. Judging by these pictures from the trip back home from Miami, it looks like things are a lot more fun when you win.


So does anyone know if Kris Joseph and Kris-Kross are related? They sure dress alike.


The flight attendants are apparently Oklahoma operatives. They tried to trap Jonny Flynn in the bathroom...


Two of them even teamed up, but fortunately he was able to escape. Their actions led to an investigation by SU Athletics. They were interrogated by Quentin Hillsman yesterday. They have not been seen since.


Note the blue and orange leather interior. I'm guessing this is the new SU jet that we heard so much about a few months ago. Nice to know that my tuition was put to good use.

Muchas gracias to Sammy and Shannon for unknowingly letting me steal the pictures for my personal use.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

SU vs. Arizona State OSR

Syracuse manages to exorcise the devils from Tempe as well as the curse that plagued their NCAA performance for the past four years.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We're a 3-seed!

The Orange are going to Miami! If you are not pumped about March Madness the Sitrus drummer will eat your soul.


Seriously.

Are new basketball uniforms on the way?

It was three years ago that Syracuse was chosen as one of the select schools to unveil Nike's new System of Dress uniforms. They've received mixed reviews ever since, but I'm a fan. I'm still waiting for the day when someone breaks out the ridiculous long sleeves to match the shorts.

It's no secret the SU is pretty friendly with Nike, so I'm surprised that we aren't a member of the Swoosh's latest experiment: Nike Pro Combat. From the front these are nearly indistinguishable from the current SoD generation. The back, however, is where the changes are happening, and while some are subtle, most are flatout ugly. To see the rest of the collection go to this UniWatch post and scroll down to the section titled "Burying the Lede."

So since we've been Nike's guinea pig in a lot of uniform experiments, could something like this be coming to SU? I certainly hope not. The patterns on the back are just weird. Plus, ours would probably end up looking like this:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm a twit.

So I finally succumbed to the internet phenomenon known as Twitter. All the cool kids were doing it. I'm not really sure what to do with it. Mostly I plan on using it to follow other people's updates, but I suppose I'll be posting, too.

Anyway, tweet me up if you're so inclined. Check out https://twitter.com/Alexander_O

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SU vs. UConn

We broke the ESPN "game flow" graph.

Speaking of which, couldn't they choose some colors with a little more contrast? Every time I look at one of these for Syracuse it's "Navy blue vs. Slightly different navy blue." Shouldn't our line be orange anyway?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SU vs. Rutgers

I don't know if you've ever followed a Syracuse game by using the Live Stats link off of suathletics.com, but they certanily try their hardest to keep things interesting. Instead of recapping the game myself, let's look at some Live Stat play-by-play highlights:












Andy is one of the streakiest players I've ever seen. Also note that the first was a three, but the second was a rainmaker!













This one's small, so click on it to see the full size craziness. AO rejected not only the shot, but every Rutgers player that was on the floor at the time












How many different ways are there to say "He dunked it."?





About time those arms were put to use.












Thank you, seniors.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

SU vs. Cincinnati



In case you haven't guessed, I recently figured out how to make animated GIFs.